My week began with an overnight stay at the Fairlawns Hotel and Spa for a pampering session with a few hard-working girl friends. I’m so used to the daily grind that whenever I do get a moment to pause the ensuing exhaustion comes as a shock! Clearly I should make time for “rest and relaxation” more regularly – it certainly felt therapeutic not to worry about emails, phone calls, texts or tweets for 24 hours, though I did manage to capture a few snapshots of the good food on offer!
Day #169 – Cracking into a rich vanilla creme brûlée whilst unwinding over a three-course feast at the Fairlawns Hotel
Day #170 – Preparing to hit the gym and sauna with a healthy breakfast platter of fruit and greek yoghurt (also saving space for the decadent chocolate brownies and a freshly baked scones with jam and cream after my workout…!)
Day #171 – Pillar-box red decor all set for the start of another busy dinner service at Rosa’s Thai restaurant in Spitalfields
Day #172 – Homemade beef burgers griddling for an indoor barbecue…a simple Nigel Slater recipe made by mixing minced beef with a dollop of sweet German mustard, a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkling of seasoning
Day #174 – I didn’t bother spending my hard-earned “crowns” on many of the dishes from the pop-up restaurants at Taste of London, but these succulent scallops with pancetta, chilli & lentils by Theo Randall were a fiver well spent
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